Mumbai: IMAX Corporation and DreamWorks Animation SKG announced that the studio’s highly anticipated summer movie, Kung Fu Panda, starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogan, Lucy Liu and David Cross will open in 89 IMAX theatres domestically on 6 June in conjunction with the film’s wide release. Kung Fu Panda is the first of five DreamWorks Animation films slated for release in IMAX theaters from June 2008 to May 2010.
The film will also open in 37 IMAX theatres internationally during the days and weeks following the domestic launch. Kung Fu Panda has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR technology.
"We believe Kung Fu Panda is well-suited for The IMAX Experience, which immerses moviegoers into the action on the big screen," said DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. "We always aim to deliver a premium entertainment experience to our audience and believe IMAX helps us to do that."